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Influenza, also known as flu, is the clinical condition that results from infection with influenza viruses. The main effects of the
influenza viruses are on the upper respiratory tract, the nose and throat, with possible spread and involvement of the lungs and
bronchi. The disease is highly contagious and it has the potential to cause a widespread epidemic, affecting a sizeable portion of
a population at any time.
Influenza strikes suddenly. It usually begins with chills, fever, headache, and severe muscular pains. The patient feels
miserable and weak. There is an inflammation in the nose and throat, which may spread down the windpipe to the lungs,
resulting in a sore throat, cough, and running of the nose and eyes.
|In milder cases, the temperature rises to 39°C or 102°F, and in severe cases, it may go up to 40°C or 104°F. The consequent
weakness and fatigue may continue for several weeks.
Influenza is a viral disease. It generally affects those with a toxic and run-down condition. Such a state is brought about by
dietetic errors and a faulty style of living such as worry, overwork, lack of proper exercise, living in stuffy rooms, and keeping
late hours. No disease germs can find lodgment and become active in the system of a person who is perfectly healthy in the
true sense of the term. Influenza is passed on with ease from the affected person to many others who are also in an equally
low vital state.
Home Remedies for Flu with Ginger:
Ginger is an excellent remedy for influenza. A teaspoon of fresh ginger juice, mixed with a cup of fenugreek decoction and
honey to taste, is an excellent diaphoretic mixture which increases sweating and reduces fever in this disease. The fenugreek
decoction may be prepared by boiling one tablespoon of fenugreek seeds in half a litre of water, till it is reduced by one-third.
Home Remedies for Flu with Grapefruit:
The juice of grapefruit has proved useful in this disease as it tones up the body and the digestive tract
Home Remedies for Flu with Garlic:
Garlic is an excellent remedy for influenza. It is useful as a general antiseptic and the patient should take as much as he can
Home Remedies for Flu with Long Pepper:
The use of long pepper is one of the most effective remedies in the treatment of influenza. Half a teaspoon of the powder of
long pepper, mixed with two teaspoons of honey and half a teaspoon of juice of ginger, should be taken thrice a day. This will
help greatly if taken in die initial stages of the disease. It is especially useful in avoiding complications which follow die onset of
the disease, namely, the involvement of the larynx and the bronchial tube.
Home Remedies for Flu using Turmeric:
Turmeric is valuable in influenza. A teaspoon of turmeric powder should be mixed in a cup of warm milk and taken three times
a day. It will prevent complications arising from influenza, and also activate the liver which becomes sluggish during the attack.
Home Remedies for Flu using Onion:
Onion is also an effective remedy for influenza. Equal amounts of onion juice and honey should be mixed, and three or four
teaspoons of this mixture should be taken daily in the treatment of this disease.
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